Main Dish | April 21, 2016

Pigs-in-a-Blanket

My little 4 year old has been begging me non-stop to make pigs-in-a-blanket. To which I normally would insert a nasty-face emoji. I REALLY don’t like those cresent rolls in a can and hot dogs. But he asked every single day, a few times a pigs in a blanket. We chose to make them homemade. Homemade dough, our choice of healthy organic hotdogs, and a homemade pigs-in-a-blanket sauce! Gah. They are SO SO good and ridiculously easy. They will be out of the oven within 30 minutes.

Homemade Pigs in a Blanket in circular platter with bowl in middle filled with dipping sauce

Start by making your dough, it does NOT need to rise. hallelujah. I don’t have time for rising bread these days.

homemade dough being mixed in kitchenaid brand mixer

Dust with flour, Roll it out into a thin (THIN!) rectangle. Cut in half hotdog style, and then into small triangles. (If you are going to do reg. sized hot dogs, do not cut in half hot dog style.)

Get your kids involved! They love this part.

bowl of mini hotdog sausages next to pan with pigs in blanket

Roll up and place on parchment paper. and BAKE!

unbaked Pigs in a Blanket on pan lined with parchment paper

When the pigs-in-a-blanket come out of the oven all hot and steamy brush a tiny bit of melted butter over tops.

Homemade Pigs in a Blanket being brushed with butter after being baked

The Ultimate Dipping Sauce

I know, this sounds silly, even once you know whats in the sauce you might smirk, but I’m telling you. The warm bread, garlicy hot dog with the this creamy tangy sauce is heaven! DON’T leave it out.

image on left of dip ingredients, then image on right of ingredients mixed

All my kids LOVE this meal! Especially little pigs-in-a-blanket. I like to serve along side some fresh fruit- like this cucumber melon salad, or this rainbow  quinoa salad.  

Homemade Pigs in a Blanket in circular platter with dipping sauce in bowl in middle

These little guys are also PERFECT little finger foods and travel so well. Pack them up for a picnic, to the beach, or send the kids out side on the patio to eat. No need for utensils and lots of dishes. OR serve them as snack or appetizer for when friends are over. They bake up so fast and everyone will love them.

little curly haired toddler boy eating pigs in blanket happily

 

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Pigs-in-a-Blanket
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

These little guys are also PERFECT little finger foods and travel so well. Pack them up for a picnic, to the beach, or send the kids out side on the patio to eat. No need for utensils and lots of dishes.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy appetizer, homemade pigs in a blanket
Servings: 8 SERVINGS
Calories: 561 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
Dough
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 Teas salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp shortening
  • 1/2 Tbsp yeast
  • 1 + cups flour
  • 1 package of your favorite hot dogs or 1 package of little smokies
  • 1-2 TBS melted butter (optional
Pigs-in-a-blanket Dipping Sauce
  • 2 TBS ketchup
  • 2 TBS mayo
  • 2 tsp mustard
Instructions
Dough
  1. Combine 1/2 cups of flour and remaining ingredients, putting yeast in LAST.
  2. Mix all ingredients until well blended and sticky. Slowly adding flour until dough forms a ball and pulls away from the side of the mixer.
  3. Let rise for a few minutes
  4. Flour a surface and roll out dough into about a 9x13 rectangle. (See pictures in post for detailed instructions) using a pizza cutter, cut into triangles.
  5. Place hot dog or little smokey at large side of triangle and roll up.
  6. Bake in oven at 425 for about 15-20 minutes. with about 5 minutes left, brush melted butter on tops to help create a nice golden brown top.
Dipping Sauce
  1. combine ingredients. Stir. Serve
Nutrition Facts
Pigs-in-a-Blanket
Amount Per Serving (1 c)
Calories 561 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 903mg39%
Potassium 230mg7%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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